James Clear is the author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. His work has appeared in The New York Times, CBS This Morning, Time, Entrepreneur, and he has taught in colleges around the world. James is also the creator of the Habits Academy, the premier training platform for organizations and individuals that are interested in building better habits in life and work.
In Part 2 of this interview, Eric and James discuss more specific ideas and concepts for establishing good habits and eliminating bad habits.
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James Clear and I Discuss the Compounding Nature of Habits and…
- His book, Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
- Habits are a response to the physical cues in our environment
- Learning to make it obvious or reduce friction when trying to create good habits
- Habit stacking and priming your environment for success
- Clarifying the action: “After _____, I will _____”
- Getting specific with your actions (when, where)
- How social environment affects the attractiveness of habits
- Making habits easy and convenient
- The two-minute rule for establishing good habits
- A habit must be established before it can be improved
- Optimize for the starting line rather than the finish line
- Make it satisfying – how positive emotions cultivate good habits and negative emotions destroy them
- Bring the long-term consequences into the short term
- Reinforcing your identity by your actions
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